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October 21, 2009 12:10 PM   Subscribe


 
Indeed they are.
posted by The Whelk at 12:12 PM on October 21, 2009


Make sure you actually click through to the goods. I thought at first it was just that text and a couple photographs.

This is neat.
posted by floam at 12:14 PM on October 21, 2009


Good point. Be sure to scroll down to see the links that are the heart of the site. :)
posted by miss lynnster at 12:20 PM on October 21, 2009


I'm pretty sure this is a double or triple, but I still like it.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:25 PM on October 21, 2009


I found my corner. And I even know someone who's standing on it. Nice.
posted by papercake at 12:36 PM on October 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


That's a whole lotta street corners! Incredible.
posted by Spatch at 12:39 PM on October 21, 2009


I only count 10,997. Someone should double check that.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:02 PM on October 21, 2009


I remember those corners!
posted by Songdog at 1:07 PM on October 21, 2009


Found mine! The ones on my street must be from a few years ago. There are several missing buildings, and lots of the storefronts have changed over.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:07 PM on October 21, 2009


I found mine too. I can see both my building and my subway stop entrance. Happy times.
posted by gaspode at 1:14 PM on October 21, 2009


I can see my house from here.
posted by CunningLinguist at 1:21 PM on October 21, 2009


Yeah, on mine there was a really cool food shop and now it's a Qdoba.

Because what Chelsea needs is one more mediocre food place.

Rawhide is still going strong! Woohoo!
posted by kathrineg at 1:21 PM on October 21, 2009


Anyway this is weird and makes me feel homesick even though I'm at home. I just wish there was a way to link to individual photos, or an interactive map.
posted by kathrineg at 1:22 PM on October 21, 2009


Ditto homesick!
posted by mareli at 1:25 PM on October 21, 2009


I'm pretty sure this is a double or triple, but I still like it.

I thought the same thing, but realize I was thinking of another FPP: Discover, Explore and Document about NYC Grid.
posted by ericb at 1:28 PM on October 21, 2009




Heh, katherineg, I not only remember Bright Food Shop, but the original diner that predated it (and whose sign they left up). I grew up on that block, and my folks still live there.
posted by nicwolff at 1:55 PM on October 21, 2009


Why do I love this kind of stuff so much?

Maybe it's because I live in Boringville, USA. Although, this does inspire me to document the corners of my little hamlet. Hmmm... let's see... do I have enough on my plate yet? Well I'll write it in my "photo ideas" journal anyway, and see what happens!
posted by The Deej at 2:17 PM on October 21, 2009


At first I thought "Oh, he's using the 11,000 corners as a tease, he's just going to do some arty selection and call it a day... Wait, no, he's doing all of them." Then I thought "Well, he'll just take one shot for each intersection; I hope he picks the most interesting... Wait, no, he's doing all the corners for every intersection. Sonofabitch, this is great!"

The only complaint I have is that it's making me all nostalgic for the city I left. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 2:38 PM on October 21, 2009


I subsisted entirely on snickers and red hot candies from Bright Food Shop for a period in the late 90s.
posted by The Whelk at 2:39 PM on October 21, 2009


Can someone tell me how to actually use this?

I'm trying to find my old intersection of West Broadway and Houston and can't figure it out....
posted by vacapinta at 3:27 PM on October 21, 2009


Can someone tell me how to actually use this?

"It is my intention to develop The Manhattan Street Corners into a fully searchable image database with a map-based user-interface."
posted by kirkaracha at 3:46 PM on October 21, 2009


vacapinta, as far as I can tell, the whole West Village is missing.
posted by ocherdraco at 4:13 PM on October 21, 2009


I found my corner - where I lived when I was interning in NYC so many years ago...

Brings back memories. Love this!
posted by SisterHavana at 4:38 PM on October 21, 2009


Vacapinta, is that the same as Broadway & West Houston? (Down near NYU). If so, scroll down to the list of galleries and you'll find Broadway Part One, from Battery Place to 96th Street. That gives you 485 corners on Broadway heading North. Scroll through the thumbnails on the left until you get to number 117. Houston is 117 - 120. (Four corners, strangely enough).
posted by GeckoDundee at 4:52 PM on October 21, 2009


Never mind. You obviously meant West Broadway, as you said. So, as ocherdraco points out, it's not there yet.
posted by GeckoDundee at 5:08 PM on October 21, 2009


Brings back memories. Thanks, miss lynnster.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:19 PM on October 21, 2009


Oh man, this is amazing! So many familiar corners. Thank you for posting!
posted by zarq at 8:42 PM on October 21, 2009


Vacapinta, is that the same as Broadway & West Houston?

Broadway and West Broadway are two different streets which run parallel to each other. This causes endless tourist confusion.
posted by vacapinta at 6:36 AM on October 22, 2009


endless tourist confusion

Wasn't that a Hendrix song?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 AM on October 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Way cool! Thanks!
posted by nickyskye at 4:37 AM on October 23, 2009


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